Simplifying Complex Numbers

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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In this lesson, we learn how to simplify complex numbers by taking out the negative sign and using i for imaginary. By finding the greatest square number that goes into the radical, we can simplify our radicals by taking it out. We then combine the like terms and simplify our final answer.

Lesson Description:

How to simplify complex numbers

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I simplify an expression with a negative value under the radical symbol?
  • How do I add or subtract two terms that contain imaginary numbers?
  • How do I multiply a real number times an imaginary number?
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    This video shows how to add and subtract two expressions that have a negative value under the radical symbol. It assumes the viewer knows that the square root of -1 is i.